A Caregiver is anyone who provides unpaid care and support at home, in the community, or in a care facility to an adult family member or friend who is living with a disability, chronically ill, elderly or palliative. This includes children caring for their aging parents (sandwich generation).
“75-80% of the care seniors receive is provided by family and friends.”
“Caregiving is associated with financial strain, and with physical and psychosocial symptoms, placing the physical and mental health of the caregiver, and their ability to continue to provide care, at risk.”
For the sake of your own health, and that of the person you are caring for, it is beneficial to find out how to take care of yourself and ensure you get the support you need.
Caregiver Supports we offer:
▪ Direct Support for Individuals & Families
▪ Educational Sessions
▪ Caregiver Workshops
▪ Support Groups
▪ Referrals and Information about Community & Health Care Service
Direct Support for Individual & Families
Individuals needing support can schedule appointments to meet directly. Caregiver Support for families is also available to help families understand the situation in an atmosphere where they can ask questions and air concerns. Appointment times can flex to accommodate work schedules.
Educational sessions are designed around the needs of caregivers. Sessions are offered at various times in the year in the community and at the Community Support office. Look for upcoming session information posted in the latest news section.
Workshops provide the opportunity for caregivers to refresh & rejuvenate for an hour. Workshops are offered throughout the year. Call for more details of upcoming workshops and keep an eye on the “News” section of this website.
Caregiver Support Group is a structured support group providing education, support, camaraderie and relaxation. This group is offered once a month at the Community Support Office. You must register to attend. Call for dates, times and locations or to register.
Referrals and Information about Community & Health Care Services
If you are having difficulty finding an organization or service, please call for some assistance. We have a bounty of helpful information relevant to caregiving available. If we don’t have it we’ll be able to at least point you in the right direction.
* Multicultural support/interpreters available: Hindi, Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, German, Polish, Ukrainian…with more to come.
To contact our Caregiver Outreach & Education Coordinator call:
604-531-9400 ext. 202